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The Bells of St. Mary's (7-Dec-1945)

Director: Leo McCarey

Writers: Leo McCarey; Dudley Nichols

Music Score by: Robert Emmett Dolan

Producer: Leo McCarey

Keywords: Drama, Nuns

In this upbeat sequel to Going My Way (1944), Father O'Malley transfers to St. Mary's Convent School, where he and Sister Benedict have differing views views regarding how to run the institution. And most importantly, the school is struggling and falling into disrepair; the reluctant assistance of local businessman, Mr. Bogardus, is required to save it. Won Oscar for Best Sound Recording; received 7 additional nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, and both Best Actor and Actress.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ingrid Bergman
29-Aug-1915 29-Aug-1982 Murder on the Orient Express
Bing Crosby
3-May-1903 14-Oct-1977 White Christmas
Ruth Donnelly
17-May-1896 17-Nov-1982 A Slight Case of Murder
William Gargan
17-Jul-1905 17-Feb-1979 Martin Kane, Private Eye
Una O'Connor
23-Oct-1880 4-Feb-1959 Googly-eyed character actress
Henry Travers
5-Mar-1874 18-Oct-1965 It's a Wonderful Life
Rhys Williams
31-Dec-1897 28-May-1969 The Bells of St. Mary's


Bing Crosby   ...   Fr. Chuck O'Malley
Ingrid Bergman   ...   Sister Benedict
Henry Travers   ...   Mr. Bogardus
William Gargan   ...   Joe Gallagher
Ruth Donnelly   ...   Sister Michael
Joan Carroll   ...   Patsy
Martha Sleeper   ...   Patsy's Mother
Rhys Williams   ...   Dr. McKay
Dickie Tyler   ...   Eddie
Una O'Connor   ...   Mrs. Breen


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